Author Archive | Anna Maria

6 Free Language-Learning Apps to Get Fluent on a Budget

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Even if you’re an absolute stranger to pinching a penny, you’ve surely wondered what the best way is to access language-learning resources that don’t break the bank.

There are so many different options available for learning a language, from classes …

Lost for Words? The Ultimate Roadmap to 9 Best Translation Apps for Your iPhone

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Before I leave the house, I run through a mental checklist.

Keys? In my hand.

Wallet? In my purse.

Purse? Over my shoulder.

iPhone? In my other hand.

As you can see, I’m not one who carries oodles …

Learning a Language? 8 Fun Flashcard Apps to Improve Your Vocabulary

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Let’s take a walk down memory lane…

To chalkboards, erasers, textbooks and…flashcards!

Remember flashcards? Those tidbits of information that we carried around on index cards? We all know ‘em! And we all used ‘em!

You may think they’re …

7 Best Apps for Learning a Language Like a Pro

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Let’s be honest here. I mean, you’re among friends.

Do you ever leave home without your phone?

Never? Me neither.

What about other electronic devices, like your tablet or laptop? Never, right?

It’s a fact of life: Technology goes where

Want to Learn a Language Fast? These 6 Steps Will Get You There in a Flash

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“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”—Zig Ziglar

It’s a solid truth: To reach the finish line, you must begin the race.

For language learners, the goal—or finish line—is clear. …

The 10 Best Websites for Language Learning to Suit Your Learning Style

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“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”—Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams, wife of second U.S. president John Adams, was an advocate for women’s rights—including education. Even in the 18th century,

13 Language Listening Resources (and How to Use Them Effectively)

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“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.”Geoffrey Willans

Listen, I’ve got a question for you.

It’s nothing personal, just something that happens to language learners and I’m wondering if it’s happened to you, …

Ditch Your Alarm Clock for Foreign Language Distance Education Courses

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Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing. —D. Abernathy

What if I could show you a way to shut down that pesky alarm clock once and for all?

What if you could stop …

Kablammy! Boost Your Foreign Language Learning with Comics

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Wonder Woman. Mighty Mouse. Superman. The Hulk.

We all know the names. We all love the heroes.

And most of us spent hours lost between the pages of these comics—and so many others—when we were kids.

But let’s be honest.…

The On-trend Polyglot’s Guide to 7 of the Most Studied Languages

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You loved that band before they hit it big.

You were a regular at that bar before the hipsters found it.

Yeah, yeah.

It’s great to be ahead of the curve.

But sometimes going mainstream is underrated.

Take language learning.